Updated 7 Jul 2009
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Posted 1906 by "E.N., 2 North St, Wirksworth"
St John's St looking North 1905
Wirksworth's central Street, looking towards the Market Place.
This photo was taken about 1905, the building on the right with
the barber's pole was Number 25, the home of Fred Brailsford from Alfreton,
"hairdresser and umbrella maker".
Tony Holmes says "This shop had a barber's
business for over ninety years."
Brailsford moved there shortly before 1881,
was there in 1891, but in
1901 had moved to North Street,
leaving his big barber's pole behind!
This postcard is a 'Real Photo' and has more detail than expected.
Enlargement reveals a Victorian cart, a Temperance Hotel sign with
a curly wrought iron support, and a Victorian pram with wheels like
a 'penny-farthing' bicycle.
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Temperance Hotel sign+balcony+scroll support.
15. Mrs Haworth,
Temperance Hotel, 11 St John St, Wirksworth.
Victorian cart outside "Marsdens".
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